Three years after Microsoft introduced Ink to Windows 10, consumers can now finally add drawings or notes to Windows 10.
Until now, sketching has been available in Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Now, Windows Mail will support the same features. Also, it includes instructions on how to make it work, so taking advantage of it is a bit more user-friendly
To use the drawing function, press the ribbon at the top of the Mail app. Following on from that, users have the option of adding drawings, ink effects or sketches. Thanks to this new feature, you now have the option of a drawing canvas anywhere in the email. If the email includes some pictures, you are also able to add some ink notes to them, or you can draw right next to them.
In terms of pen colours, you are free to choose from one of the numerous options, including:
– Rose gold
According to Microsoft, the feature is optimised for pens that support Windows ink, one of which is the Wacom Bamboo Ink stylus, while the Microsoft Surface Pen works as well.
With the help of Windows 10 insiders, Microsoft has been testing the new feature since June. The new Redstone 5 release is nearly there, and it has arrived just in time. The said release will also include SwiftKey support for devices using a touch keyboard.
Ink for Mail has been a long-awaited feature, mostly since Windows Ink was launched in 2016 as part of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.